When it comes to designing a better bathroom in general, building code as well as good design rules can help you overall. For codes and bathrooms there is the international residential code which is a standard model code that was developed for family dwellings by an international standards organization. For going beyond code required distances many designers agree that distances should be increased by two to four inches for more buffer room.
- No room in the house is as densely packed with services – electricity, water, sewer – as the bathroom. This density can result in a disorganized, inefficient space.
- Good design rules are not code and they are not required by law. But designing wisely means having a bathroom you will enjoy using.
- The International Residential Code is a model code that was developed by an international standards organization for one- and two-family dwellings.
“Good design rules are not code and they are not required by law.”